Awards

Governor General Children’s Literature: Finalist, Child of Dandelions 2008

Manitoba Young Readers Choice: Finalist, Manitoba School Library Association, Child of Dandelions 2010

Rhode Island Teen Book Award: Finalist, Rhode Island Library Association, Child of Dandelions 2010

Notable Book Global Society: International Reading Association, Child of Dandelions 2009

Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Child of Dandelions 2009

Exporting Alberta: Finalist, Canadian Authors Association, Child of Dandelions 2009

Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction: Finalist, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Child of Dandelions 2009

Top Forty, Pennsylvania School Librarian’s Association: Child of Dandelions 2009

Ross Annett Children’s Literature: Finalist, Writer’s Guild of Alberta, Indian Tales 2009

Parent’s Choice Foundation, Silver: Indian Tales 2008

Blue Spruce Finalist: Ontario Library Association, Alien in my House 2004

Writer’s Digest Finalist; An Alien in my House 2000

Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre: Treasure for Lunch 2001

Sunshine Sketches for Humor: 1996

Brendon Donelly Children’s Literature: Finalist, Old Fisherman of Lamu 1994

Immigrant of Distinction Award in Arts and Culture 2011